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Zalman Kick Starts its SSD Lineup

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  1. btarunr

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    Zalman made its entry into the solid state drive (SSD) business by unveiling two lines of SATA SSDs in the 2.5 inch form factor. It includes the value-oriented S-series, and the performance-oriented N-series. Available in 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB, the S-series models make use of a JMicron controller with up to 260 MB/s of read speeds, and 60 MB/s writes for the 32 GB model, 120 MB/s writes for the 64 GB one, and 210 MB/s for the 128 GB one. The Zalman S-series 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB SSDs are expected to be priced at US $99, $149, and $249, respectively. These drives do support the TRIM function.

    The N-series SSDs make use of a SandForce SF-12xx controller, with sequential read speeds of up to 280 MB/s and 270 MB/s writes, consistent for both the 64 GB and 128 GB models. The N-series 64 GB model is priced at $169, and 128 GB model at $289.

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    Source: Tom's Hardware
     
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    Nice speeds, just need bigger capacities!
     
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    Wow, very bizarre of them to be delving into this market. I guess it's profitable enough for manufacturers that they were attracted to it.
     
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    I agree, but at the same time, their spshpeal is silent computing, and their really isn't anything quiter than an SSD, so it kind of makes sense I suppose, it's just I didn't see this comeing at all.

    I wonder whom's OEM their using, my guess would be Samsung.
     
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    Fixed it for ya. (saying anything from Zalman is silent is blasphemy)
     
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    128GB sandforce drives?!?! Is that correct???
     
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    Perhaps if you have the ears of a cat, I personally find their products to be silent and also given they had/have a range of passive solutions, um passive = 0db = absolute silence.
     
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    to much$$ call me when SSd's are like $1.10 per GB
     
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    Wow this is an unexpected announcement..
    Makes sense for silent computing I guess,
    but they are no doubt getting these OEM'd from somewhere in Taiwan.
     
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    "128 GB model at $289" a Crucial RealSSD C300 128 Gb is 289$ too, maybe if i receive a free Zalman cooler i'll buy one :)
     

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